Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, the Democratic nominee for governor, is closing the gap with the Republican front-runner, state Attorney General Tom Corbett, according to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll.
Onorato, who trails Corbett among registered voters 33 percent to 30 percent with 37 percent undecided, is benefiting from people getting to know him through campaign commercials on television, poll director G. Terry Madonna said.
"The race has been closer than I think we have been talking about in the past," Madonna said.
Corbett's lead grows to 4 points, 36-32, among likely voters with 31 percent undecided.
In Madonna's last poll, on Aug. 26, Corbett held an 11-point lead over Onorato with likely voters, 38-27 percent, with 31 percent undecided,